By Simone Elkeles
Luis Fuentes is an effective boy who does not stay with the angst that his giant brothers, Alex and Carlos, have continuously lived with. Luis makes sense, humorous, and has mammoth desires of changing into an astronaut. but if he falls for the incorrect lady, Luis enters a dismal global he is by no means recognized, and simply whilst he thinks he is received lifestyles all found out, learns a few traumatic information approximately his kinfolk that destroys his confident outlook on existence. Will that Fuentes undesirable boy streak pop out with a vengeance and trap Luis to live to tell the tale the sting like his new female friend and his personal father?
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I ask. He’s less than the bathe, rinsing the acid off. “Chica, you distracted me. ” “Sorry. I didn’t suggest to. ” He smiles weakly. “Yeah, you probably did. I’ll be high-quality. ” I breathe a sigh of aid. “I may perhaps by no means forgive myself in case you have been completely scarred. ” Mrs. Peterson appears to be like beside me. “Do i have to name an ambulance? ” she asks, analyzing his arm and the pink puffiness forming the place the acid touched his epidermis. “No,” Luis says. “I’m ok now. It used to be only a drop. ” “I’m banning you from this scan and as a substitute assigning you a twenty-five-page paper on acid. ” She issues to me. “You too, younger woman. And I’m altering your seats so that you will not be dealing with one another. while are you going to forestall going in hassle? quickly, i am hoping. It’s a superb factor I already had my child otherwise you might have simply scared me adequate to ship me into hard work. ” She storms out of the room. “Come here,” Luis says, motioning for me to affix him lower than the spray of the bathe. I step less than the showerhead and in seconds I’m as soaked as he's. “What if Mrs. P. comes again the following and catches us? ” I ask as he bends his head right down to kiss me. “You learn about her 0 tolerance coverage. It’s within the institution coverage handbook, you recognize. ” He kisses me whereas the water sprays us. “I’ve acquired insider wisdom approximately that 0 tolerance policy,” he says opposed to my lips. “What is it? ” I whisper as I pay attention the ultimate bell ring. “She’s bluffin’,” he says. “She desires we all to graduate. ” I’m approximately to invite him the place he bought this insider wisdom whilst Mrs. Peterson seems to be within the doorway. “Are you nonetheless in right here? ” she asks, rolling her eyes on the sight people. She cocks an eyebrow. “You are heavily trying out my endurance. Luis, dry off with that towel at the rack and visit the nurse’s place of work to have your arm looked at. Nikki …” She sighs. “What are you doing in right here with him? ” “That’s a truly sturdy question,” I say. “She used to be supporting me,” Luis says. “With what? ” Mrs. Peterson asks impatiently, then places up a hand. “On moment inspiration, don’t resolution that. ” She shakes a finger at Luis. “You Fuentes boys are not anything yet a ache in my rear. when you and your brothers ever have extra youngsters, verify they visit one other college. ” “Fairfield is home,” Luis tells her with a cocky grin. “And the simplest position to elevate a relations. I wouldn’t be shocked if all of our youngsters went to Fairfield excessive. Admit it, Mrs. P. you recognize you’d love that. ” “Yes, yet …” Mrs. Peterson seems to be up on the ceiling and places her fingers jointly as though she’s praying. “No have to rigidity over it now,” Luis tells her. “You’ve received approximately 16 years sooner than you’ll have my nephew, Paco, on your category. ” “What are the probabilities he’ll be extra attracted to my chemistry type than women? ” she responds. “Slim to none,” Luis solutions as he places his arm round me. “He is a Fuentes, in any case. ” Epilogue TWENTY-SIX YEARS LATER Luis and Nikki hadn’t been ready while the fertility health practitioner broke the inside track that Nikki was once pregnant with triplets. They have been much more stunned after they figured out they have been having 3 boys.